Our previous email stressed the importance of getting your business name and services out on the Internet, especially before the wave of new internet users in South Africa. We have seen a substantial increase in visitors to the IDS Business Forum.
The current stats. are 3200 visitors for the last rolling month, the projection is between 4000 and 5000 users visiting the IDS Forum site next month.
So why this email if there is such a huge increase in traffic?
There is a great opportunity here to introduce your company and create an interest in your business sector. Also you can to take a look around to see what the community can offer you via contacts, leads, ideas etc.
The IDS forum is part of the small picture, the big picture is whatever you say on the forum is picked up by the major search engines such as Google, so that when others anywhere in the world search for a service or product of yours or ask a question, you could have answered it already, and they might click on your link, email you .. and you could have a new customer or contact … there are many ways in which such a forum can benefit you.
For a few minutes invested, the returns can be huge, even if it is one ‘drop’ at a time .. soon it will form a trickle and then a river.
IDS Online via its sister company IDS SMS has been approached to offer a Shortcode facility.
We (IDS) purchase a short code, say 34123, and you in turn purchase one or more keywords and manage it via IDS SMS. When a potential client sees your advert on your shop window, vehicle, flyer, invoice etc … (eg: SMS REMAX to 34123) they can SMS your Keyword to the number 34123, and you will be notified immediately via email and or cell phone and you can call them back. This form of contacting business is catching on fast, dont be left behind.
Should the demand be big enough amongst the IDS clients we will go ahead with a Shortcode facility. The cost per keyword will be in the region of R1500 per year. Unfortunately the short code purchase is quite costly and we need quite a few keyword purchases to cover our expenses. We look forward to your feedback.